World Vision Afghanistan Herat, Kabul, Herat, Kabul
Jun 28, 2017Full time
Job Description:PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Education Specialist will provide technical support and guidance to the WVA national office for the development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and documentation of its child education strategy and programs, including all stages of the life cycle (early childhood, school age and adolescence). S/he will be an integral member of the program and operations team, and will ultimately be a key player in contributing to WVA’s overall goal of helping children to develop their full potential. The Education Specialist will work closely with other WVA sector programs and projects, and with the education lead in the World Vision (WV) Middle East and Eastern European (MEER) regional office, but also throughout the World Vision International partnership. The Specialist will also lead country specific education advocacy efforts and education-related project and proposal design as required. The Specialist will take the lead in acquiring new education funding resources in order to achieve strategic directions set out in WVA’s Education Sector Strategy. Ensuring capacity development of WVA education staff will also be a key priority for this position. GENDER PREFERENCE: Because of the highly sensitive cultural dynamics associated with girls’ education in Afghanistan, it is highly encouraged that female candidates apply for this position. ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION: Education Strategy implementation and technical support Lead and provide landscape analysis, technical approach development, program designs and strategies by aligning with the latest development trends and best practises for education programming. In close collaboration with Ministry of Education (MoE) and other education players at the national and provincial levels, identify innovative approaches that will increase access to quality education for all children in primary and secondary school, especially for girls. Create and maintain a close working relationship with WV’s regional education advisor to ensure alignment with WV’s regional education strategy and technical approach, as appropriate for Afghanistan’s context. Maintain the membership in the National preschool/ECD Steering committee and technical working group and contribute substantial technical inputs to the development of the government preschool curriculum and teachers’ training toolkit development. Participate in, and where indicated, take the lead in the development and submission of quality proposals in response to identified funding and collaboration opportunities. Ensure the proper integration of cross-cutting themes (disability, gender, child protection environment and peace building) in education project cycles. Project Implementation and Management Advise and support WVA Zone and Project Managers who directly manage and implement education projects to ensure quality implementation that meets International and WV standards, and donor requirements. In conjunction with the M&E focal persons, lead action research and impact assessments and recommend changes to achieve quality impact. Strengthen good relationships with existing donors, and explore potential donors who focus on the education sector. Ensure appropriate reporting that meets WV expectations and donor requirements. Assess the capacity of primary school and other education personnel and developing and develop/improve teacher training curriculum/ modules and training accordingly. Lead in developing, adapting, and contextualize teaching and learning materials. Participate as needed in HR related matters such as developing job descriptions, recruitment, performance agreements, and appraisal of education project staff. Liaison, Advocacy and Advisory Review, further develop and implement WVA’s education advocacy strategy. Initiate or represent WVA in networking with appropriate UN/ NGOs/ donor meetings, joint agency assessments, and education sector working groups as needed or requested. Encourage mutual learning between WVA and other organizations as well as opportunities for project and program coordination/ collaboration to encourage quality education in Afghanistan. Analyse government’s education policies that may further or constrain efforts of increasing net primary education enrolment and develop strategies/actions to respond to them.